The chart below shows the number (in thousands) of four kinds of students in the UK in 1990, 1998, and 2005.
Human activities have negative effects on the planet and animal species. Some people think it is too late to do anything, others believe that effective act can be taken to improve this situation. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
The negative influence towards the planet and animal species brought by human activities has already been acknowledged, yet whether such effect still remains controllable is arguable. While many are convinced that there is few measures can be taken, I reckon that mankind is obliged to act immediately.
The reasons for people’s reluctance to act against the negative effects may involve the recognition that the seriousness of this matter is indeed beyond repair. For example, there is no way for us to bring back the extinct species to living, since neither the technology is advanced enough, nor do we have enough spaces for those animals to inhabitant. Such impossibility can also be applied in terms of the damage the planet is now bearing: if mankind fails to clean the garbage and corpses on Everest, how is it possible for us to solve the global warming and land degradation? For many people, all of these means that even if there is a considerable amount of investment, no notable result would ever be produced.
Such recognition, however, does not equal to acknowledge taking immediate action is not necessary. In fact, those under greatest influence of a damaged natural environment is human—so as the main beneficiary if actions of any kind can be conducted. This can actually be exemplified by the issue of carbon emission: it is true that the amount of carbon we have already emitted has already surpassed what nature can handle by itself, it is still of grave importance to reduce it for everyone who does not want to live between uncontrollable wild fire and madly increasing sea level. Therefore, making effort in mitigating this problem would make more sense.
Overall, I tend to believe that to develop and to adapt reasonable, efficient, and effective measures remains important, not only for the sake of the entire planet and other animals, but also for ourselves.